39. Fishing trips
Take to the seas this summer for a spot of fishing, deep sea hunting blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, mahi mahi and wahoo and reef fishing snappers, grouper, jacks and barracuda.
Slackem Charters offers private trips on their fleet ‘Keepin it Reel,’ ‘Slackem,’ and ‘iFish.’ Family owned and operated by Captain Jon Arch and his wife Stephanie, they and the company’s crew of captains Jonathan and Peri and first mates Lee, PJ, Charleto and Brianna are ready to take visitors on full or half day deep sea or reef fishing, as well as less strenuous snorkeling trips and sunset cruises or combination charters.
40. Botanic Park
The Botanic Park is always a must-do-activity. Heading over there in the morning before the heat ramps up can provide a few tranquil hours of activity in beautiful surroundings. Take in the Heritage Garden, Floral Colour Garden, Blue Iguana Habitat and lake area containing native birds and often a sunbathing iguana or two on the banks. Visitors always leave more relaxed after a stop here.
Entry to the Park costs $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and is free for children up to 5 years old.
41. Soirée Francaise
Whether you have always wanted to learn a language, or you haven’t used it since school, French Tuition Cayman’s Soirée Francaise is a wonderful way to improve your skills. This free monthly French speaking dinner brings together French speakers of all levels to enjoy a meal at a local restaurant while working on their conversational French. This is a perfect way to meet and get to know other francophones on the island. Sign up at [email protected] to attend. For structured learning plans for all levels, there are also private and group lessons available.
42. Cooking lessons at Bon Vivant
Add to your culinary repertoire with a demonstration from a local chef at Bon Vivant. A wide variety of cuisines and cooking styles are catered for in the monthly schedules, from Asian and Indian cuisine to pasta and sushi – whatever your taste there is something for everyone. Enjoy wine and nibbles while your chef cooks up a storm in the Bon Vivant kitchen, guiding you through the ingredients and recipe for a delectable dish.
43. Cardio tennis
Make the most of the cool mornings and take your workout al fresco. With the summer tennis season in full swing and Wimbledon kicking off soon, what better excuse to work on your swing at the same time.? Try a cardio tennis class for the perfect mix of fitness and technique. The Ritz-Carlton holds classes at its tennis courts for $20, while Cayman Islands Tennis Club offers classes for $20 for members or $25 for non-members. If you have access to courts, the Cayman Islands Tennis Academy provides a mobile service for a more convenient , and easy option.
44. Àfter Dark at Bacaro
If you are craving a change of scenery but aren’t planning any trips off island soon, Bacaro’s Àfter Dark event may have you covered. Join the cool crowd every Thursday from 10 p.m. and let the DJ transport you to the chic bars of Dubai and Ibiza while drinking delicious cocktails in the outdoor lounge area. Start your weekend early with drinks specials and dancing at this chic waterfront spot.
45. ‘Grease’ at Prospect Playhouse
Cayman Drama Society is back with their 2018 summer showcase, and “Grease” is the word! This incredibly successful musical is hitting the stage at Prospect Playhouse, with local talent playing the iconic characters we all know and love. So, whether you are a Pink Lady or a T-Bird, get dressed up and sing along to classics like “Hopelessly Devoted,” “Summer Nights” and “You’re the One that I Want.”
46. Climbing on the Brac
You may think the Cayman Islands are all flat, like Grand Cayman, but Cayman Brac is home to a bluff that is 140 ft at its coastal peak. Its craggy face offers great climbing routes to challenge beginner, intermediate and even experienced climbers. Local operator Rock Iguana Ltd. has taken the time to map it all out and has a range of tours on the menu to suit a range of comfort levels. You don’t even have to bring any gear – the professional staff members will get you sorted and before you know it, you’ll be seeing the sea from a whole new perspective.
47. Swirl @ The Brasserie
On the last Thursday of every month, The Brasserie hosts its unique wine tasting evening from 5-7 p.m. Each event covers a different theme – from big bold reds to the best of the Rhine – for a structured and knowledgeable experience. Enjoy an expert-guided taste tour of the chosen wines and the delicious accompanying bites. The June event will be held on Thursday, June 28. Tickets are $30 and available to buy in advance through The Brasserie (they tend to sell out).
48. West Bay Loop
Explore the west side of the island by bicycle with the West Bay Loop. Starting from Cracked Conch, take the leisurely nine-and-a-half-mile route along paved roads and quiet country lanes through Barkers National Park and Hell post office, making sure to stop off at a secluded cove along the way, before finishing up at the Turtle Center or Cayman Car Museum. A jam-packed outing that is fun for all the family. Bicycles can be hired from Cracked Conch from US$40 per day.
49. Doggie day-cation
Animal lovers, why not spend part of your weekend with one of the dogs at the Cayman Islands Humane Society? Whether you’re here on vacation and missing your pet at home, or a resident who loves spending time with animals, you are welcome to take one of the dogs on a doggie day-cation. Explore Seven Mile beach, Camana Bay and many other recreational spaces on island, giving these pooches a much-needed break outdoors socializing with other people and dogs, to prepare them for their future adoption fur-ever homes.
50. Ceramics class @ 3 Girls and a Kiln
For arty types, this long-lived pop up is becoming a major attraction in Camana Bay. The quirky shopfront has beautiful pieces of local ceramic art for purchase, while in the back is a workshop catering for their busy class schedule. The classes center around glazing a ceramic piece with guidance from the team through the fun and inspiring process. They have a variety of classes focusing on different glazing techniques and skills, and welcome participants to bring new ideas.